We were approved by the adoption agency and completed our first round of paperwork. About the most difficult part of that process was to write an autobiography. Jordan and I have our orientation with the social worker on Tuesday night, January 17th to learn about our next step. I am finding a lot of peace in the adoption process. It is very comforting to just follow the little checklists that they supply. I wanted to quickly post two Christmas presents that I received. My SIL just adopted from Uganda and she has already shown a lot of love and support about our decision to adopt from China. She gave me a couple of books and the items pictured below. We still have kept "mum" on our decision to most people, but I am proudly displaying these items in my home and holding them close to my heart. The "waiting" necklace was purchased off of etsy at keeferstylecreations.com and the ornament is the Chinese word for "Family".